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Open Invitation (Amistad Sunday) Isaiah 55:1-9

Isaiah offers in nine verses the heart of the biblical message:  God loves us, no matter what, reaching out to us even (or especially) in the worst of times, making promises that are not pie-in-the-sky, not theoretical. God promises what … Continue reading

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More Than You Can Imagine…

We sometimes think that “imagination” means something escapist or illusory. Yet, imagination is not something unreal or fake.  It is essential to God’s hope for creation.  “Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to … Continue reading

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One Great Hour of Sharing Offering

On Sunday, March 31, a special offering will be collected for One Great Hour of Sharing.  Envelopes for the special offering will be placed in the March 24 bulletins. One Great Hour of Sharing, as part of Our Churches Wider … Continue reading

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Shoes That Grow

There are many children in the third-world, economically disadvantaged areas that have no shoes.  Through a project called “Shoes That Grow,” St. John’s would like to help children have shoes–perhaps for the first time ever!  The shoes are adjustable and … Continue reading

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Lenten Observances

Beginning on Wednesday, March 13, and continuing for the next four weeks after that, a light meal and short devotion will be held at Emmanuel UCC with our Presbyterian friends also being invited. The entire experience will last no longer … Continue reading

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This Week at St. John’s UCC

Centering Words for March 24:  Not all food nourishes us; not all drinks quench our thirst. Isaiah reminds the people not to waste their resources on the things that do not satisfy. God knows your thirst, and God senses your … Continue reading

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Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen

If you would like to volunteer for helping serve at Our Daily Bread soup kitchen in Lima on Tuesday,  March 26, 2019,  please sign up on the bulletin board in the sanctuary.  Helpers are always welcome.

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Facebook Page

You are missing out on a super way to advertise our church if you are not sharing with many of your other Facebook friends St. John’s Facebook page.  There are many interesting articles posted every day.  “Friend” all of your … Continue reading

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This website can now be found at www.blufftonstjohns.com!

In an effort to make this site easier for you to access, it can now be found at http://www.blufftonstjohns.com!  You can still find this page using the old web address, but now it will be easier to tell family and friends where … Continue reading

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